When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she is so excited! She sends in her 25 cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines his beautiful pink mane, the flowers that she'll braid into it, and even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny - and, he has fleas! What luck. But Lucy quickly warms up to Sparkle and realises maybe he's not so bad after all.